The Secret Agent : : a Simple Tale
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In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verlac, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verlac must deal with the repercussions of his actions.
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London : Penguin, 2007.
Year Published: 2007
Description: 269 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Stape, J. H.
Newton, Michael 1965-
Royal Greenwich Observatory -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Anarchists -- Fiction.
Bombings -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.